Tag Archives: Stand By Me

The Hunt For the Wilderpeople – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Easily jumping into my top 10 for 2016, Hunt for The Wilderpeople is one of the wittiest and most charming films of 2016. A New Zealand family comedy-drama about a boy on the run with his grumpy foster dad may not seem like an appealing pitch but the film is almost note perfect and as the ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Stephen King Adaptations

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:   Close but no cigar: The Running Man, The Stand, IT, Christine, Apt Pupil   5 – Carrie DePalma’s Carrie was a strong early King adaptation, based on an equally strong book.  A great cast and THAT ending ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Summer Movie Seasons

In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: the best summer movie seasons (Post 1975). Close but no cigar: 1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stripes, Escape from New York), 1991 (Terminator 2, Boyz n the Hood), 1989 (Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, License ... Read More »